Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category

Virtual Console Gift Feature

Monday, December 10th, 2007

A new feature for the VC on the Wii will be unvailed tonight in the US. The new feature will give Wii owners the opportunity to purchase VC titles for their friends and give them to them as a gift. You will only be able to give gifts to people who you have swapped Wii friend codes with (which makes perfect sense for obvious reasons).

This is quite a neat little feature Nintendo are rolling out, and it’s just in time for Christmas.

[Source: Nintendo Wii Fan Boy]

Medal Of Honour: Heroes 2 Controls

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

A great video has been posted show casing exactly how you will be controlling things in Medal of Honour Heroes 2 on the Nintendo Wii.

For those of you who have not read anything about MOHH2 it boasts 32 player online support, which will just be awesomely cool.

What else does this video do other than show case the graphics and control scheme?(the graphics appear to be very good in the video and game play also seemed to be smooth) Well it confirms that MOHH2 does support the Wii Zapper.

The expected due date for the game in AU is 7/2/2008. Dissapointing that it was delayed. The original release date was to be the 22/11/2007 so this is a huge delay for what ever reason.

Enjoy the video:

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Perfect Shot

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Nyko Perfect Shot

The Nyko Perfect Shot really does resemble an�actual pistol, especially when compared with the “Wii Zapper” from Nintendo. It even boasts a rear slot so you can use your nunchuck or classic controller.

It�is�far�more�”gun�like”�than�the�first�third�party�Wii�Zapper�was, and looks to be far better built than it.

Amazon have it listed alreay for $12.99.

[Source:Nintendo�Wii�Fanboy]

1400 Wii’s Sold In 10 Minutes

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

It just doesn’t stop! Not only is the Wii the fastest selling console in Australia. It is one of the fastest things being sold online. With Amazon selling 1400 Wii’s for 300 pounds online, in just 10 minutes. That must be some kind of online record as well. A year on and Nintendo Wii’s are still in such high demand. I wonder how long this high demand for the Wii will last, could we see it like this in the lead up to Christmas next year?

It is quite possible, since we are at the stage now where developers have had a good amount of time to play with the Wii see what it can and can’t do. They are at the stage where they are making optimum use of the controls (take Metroid Prime 3 for example) the controls are just amazing. The way you have to use the Wii remote to open doors is fantastic and the kind of innovative gaming the Wii has brought about.

I think this may just be the beginning, I am sure Nintendo will bring out newer Wii’s in the years to come that will build apon the current control system, with more accurate sensors, better graphics system.

[Source: CVG]

Wii Fastest Selling Console To Reach 200k

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

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The Nintendo Wii is the fastest selling console in Australia, it reached the record of 200,000 units in 50 weeks. According to an article by Australian IT news. The PS3 and the DS both took 55 weeks to sell 200,000 units.

That is quite a feat, but it does leave me thinking only 200,000 I would of expected the Wii to of sold way more units in Australia given our population. However some�still�say�that�Wii’s are still commonly out of stock so it could be a case that this is all that has been supplied to us as well. I guess that it is also early days in the Wii’s life.

Well done Wii.

[Source: Nintendo.com.au Australian IT]

Super Mario Galaxy No Longer Number 1

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Galaxy Second Place.

After being the number one game for a short while Super Mario Galaxy has fallen a spot back to number two. This was caused by some new reviews being updated to the rankings pulling the game down.

I am yet to play the game but it sounds like it will be well worth getting. Release date for it in Australia is 29th of November, so next week when I pick it up I and play through it perhaps it will impress me enough to score a good review 😛

[Source:�Nintendo�Wii�Fanboy]

CoD 4 For DS, What About Wii?

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

CoD 4 Title

Yesterday whilst in one of my local EB stores I was rather surprised to see that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is in fact a title for the Nintendo DS. Whilst I was away I did not keep my eye on the platforms the game was coming out for. I assumed it would be the two big consoles plus PC. So I was quite impressed to see it on the little DS.

However, after looking for a Wii version it became apparent that there is none. So how did the DS manage to have a version of CoD 4 yet the Wii missed out? That I can’t quite understand. Had the game come out for just the PS3, 360 and PC I would of put it down to the fact that the Wii does not have the computing power to run the game. Infinity Ward quite obviously nuked the graphics to run it on the DS, why did they not do something similar to run it on the Wii? Was it a case of being too difficult to customise the controls to fit the Wii’s needs? Or was it just an experiment to see how well a game like that would sell on the DS? Who knows. I am rather dissapointed that they left the Wii out on this.

At least my speculation about the graphics being very low were comfirmed from some videos IGN posted. You can view them here.

15 New Link’s Crossbow Training Screens

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

CVG have got their hands on 15 new screenshots for the up and coming Link’s Crossbow Training game, which will be bundled with the Wii Zapper.

After looking at the screenshots I am not impressed at all, the quaility of the graphics within the game appear to be very poor. Take this one for example not very impressive, some of the later screenshots are an improvement on this and look alright.

At the end of the day though it is a free little game that is being bundled with the Wii Zapper the main thing that you want to acquire when purchasing this pack.

I guess I will have to wait until the 13th of Decemeber to get my hands on it down under.

[Source:CVG]

Review: Wii Classic Controller

Monday, April 30th, 2007

With the ability to download old school retro Nintendo games via the Wii’s Virtual Console (VC), has come the need of a new controller, the Classic Controller was born. Nintendo launched the Classic controller with the Wii several months ago.

I personally think that the VC is a really smart thing that Nintendo have incorporated into the Wii, letting them sell their old games to us again. Great marketing strategy.

However this review is not about the VC (although it is very much related) but rather the classic controller. I honestly don’t like it! The first time I picked it up I thought wow this is really uncomfortable and not ergonomic at all. I would of expected Nintendo to of put some effort into making the controller ergonomic and comfortable to hold for extended periods of play. It seems however that they are not worrying about it.

Another thing, I think that they could have had the cable that connects it to the Wii remote come out of the top of the controller and not the bottom, then it could flow from the top of the classic controller into the bottom of the Wii remote, this is only a minor let down.

Nintendo could of put more effort into the design of the controller after all it will keep us playing on it for longer. Another thing that is rather poor about the Classic Controller is, how it can sometimes get the neutral positions messed up during loadings. (Usually happens if you are accidentally leaning on the controller or moving the thumb pads whilst loading). At least there is a way to fix this, all you have to do is hold the + button,- button, a button and b button at the same time for three seconds. This will then reset the controller to be neutral.

Put this out of your mind and the Classic controller does exactly what it is suppose to do, let you play the old school retro games that you can download via the VC. The controls on the thumb pad seem to be very accurate and smooth to use in all the games I have played.

Another neat thing about the Classic Controller is you can use it instead of the Wii remote to navigate the channels, which is really great if you are laying down playing Wii or don’t feel like flailing your arms around all the time.

Final thoughts on the Classic Controller:

  • I think Nintendo could of put more effort into the design of the controller, making it more ergonomic and comfortable to hold
  • Being able to play games on your Wii (VC games) without having to swing your arms all over the place is fantastic
  • The ability to use the Classic Controller to browse the Wii menu and channels is a really great thing no need to use the Wii remote for everything

Nintendo Beaten To Wii Gun Controller

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

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More controller news today!

Nintendo have been beaten to releasing a Wii gun peripheral. Piranha a third party controller manufacture, have released a Wii gun expansion controller. I wish I could read what ever language it is written in. Using my power of deduction and looking at the picture you simply slide the Wii remote into the slot in the controller, and I presume that it fits well so that pushing the trigger causes the B button to be moved via some mechanical operation.

[Via CVG Pic from Piranha]